Candonga is a 140MW hydro power project. It is located on Doce river/basin in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2001 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2004.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||140||140||–||Active||Minas Gerais, Brazil|
The project is co-owned by Alianca Geracao de Energia and Vale, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.
Candonga is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 44,820 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 49m and 48.6m respectively. The penstock diameter is 5.1m. The project generated 565.02 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $90m.
The project construction commenced in 2001 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2004.
Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of kaplan turbines, each with 47.6MW nameplate capacity.
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